Breeding Gilt Show Underway at OYE with 2021 Night of Stars Gilt Sale Set for Sunday at 2 PMThu, 25 Mar 2021 19:19:45 CDT
No signs of PEDv have surfaced thus far at the 2021 Oklahoma Youth Expo- and the hope is that the disease will stay away from the OKC Fairgrounds for the next few days. The 2021 OYE Breeding Gilt show is underway as of Thursday afternoon- and the first 270 gilts- the light colored Crossbred Gilts have been shown. The bulk of the crossbred commercial gilts, about 800, will be shown on Friday with the Supreme Champion Commercial Gilt likely to be chosen mid afternoon by main show ring Judge Andy Rash of Illinois and sift Judge Troy Sloan of Missouri.
Following the Commercial Gilt Show- the attention will be focused on the Purebred Gilts- some to be shown on Friday evening and the rest on Saturday- with the Supreme Champion Purebred Gilt likely to be picked sometime after lunch on Saturday.
Radio Oklahoma Ag Network Farm Director Ron Hays talked with Blake Kennedy of Kennedy Ventures who is helping coordinate the 2021 Night of Stars Gilt Sale. The 2021 Sale is now a Matinee and set for Sunday afternoon, March 28 at 2:00 PM.
Kennedy tells Hays that the sale will be a "live on line" sale, which means the gilts will be penned at the OKC Fairgrounds- and that if you are in the area- you are welcome to come and look at the pigs in person. He adds that you will be able to bid online via CCI.auction or he adds that you will be able to bid in person as well. The Night of Stars sale will be held in the Jim Norrick Arena on Sunday afternoon- starting at 2 PM.
There will be 60 Commercial Crossbred gilts that will be chosen for the sale- and then a total of fifty Purebred Gilts will be selected for the sale as well.
Click on the LISTEN BAR below to listen to Blake and Ron discuss the Gilt Show and the Night of Stars Gilt Sale.
Click or tap here for the link to CCI.Auction where the Night of Stars Gilt Sale will be happening online.
Click here for the full updated Schedule of the OYE.
Click here for the landing page of the OYE website to explore more details about the 2021 event.
Click here for the full photo album for the 2021 OYE, as found on FLICKR.
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